Parke Camp Site Historical

Parke Camp Site Historical (HM1WHK)

Location: Bowie, AZ 85605 Cochise County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 9.066', W 109° 26.989'

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In March 1854, Lt. John Parke of the Topographical Engineer Corps led a survey party in search of an all-weather route for the transcontinental railroad. After a march of 55 waterless miles through Sulphur Springs Valley, the party entered Apache Pass. They camped at this spot, described by Parke as a "small triangular valley with an abundance of grass and wood." For two days the men rested, enjoying Apache Spring and the friendly curiosity of the Apaches.

a year later, Parke found an easier pass to the north. In 1880, the rail line was completed through Parke's Railroad Pass, between Wilcox and the town of Bowie.
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HM NumberHM1WHK
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Date Added Friday, January 13th, 2017 at 9:01am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 646190 N 3558236
Decimal Degrees32.15110000, -109.44981667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 9.066', W 109° 26.989'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 9' 3.96" N, 109° 26' 59.34" W
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Area Code(s)520
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Sky Islands Traverse, Bowie AZ 85605, US
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